Artist Statement

Anne Masters gained a Bachelor of Arts (Communication) from the University of Canberra in 1993.  She began painting on ceramics in Sydney in 1995.  From 1998, Anne worked in the Canberra arts scene where she ran her own casual arts-based business, assisted a private gallery in promoting visual arts practitioners and worked for local government in the arts.  In mid-2010, she returned to study to refine and develop her own artistic practice with reference to the ceramic artist Les Blakebrough as well as French art deco glassmaker René Lalique. In 2011, Anne spent time in Europe investigating traditional porcelain techniques. In 2012, Anne was awarded the Master of Visual Arts from the Australian National University School of Art.

 

Over a 6 week period in 2013, Anne completed her first international artist in residence at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark. In 2014, Anne exhibited in her first group show since graduating from University at FORM Studio and Gallery in NSW, Australia. She recently participated in a group exhibition with fellow Claybodies members at Strathnairn Arts, Canberra, Australia. Prior to this she spent time setting up a new studio and purchasing her first electric kiln aptly named ‘Ruby’.

To see Anne’s credentials please click here for PDF: CV_Anne Masters_May 2016

To hear her please press play below for an interview on ABC 666 Radio which aired June 2014: